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Salah – The Proof Of Our Iman – 01
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Salah - The Proof Of Our Iman
File Size: 32.48MB
- Introduction 00:16
- What is Salah 19:31
- Purpose of creation 20:51
- Why Salah? 21:53
- Salah is a meter 24:40
- Salah is the pledge 29:42
- Salah at its time 39:28
- Benefits of Salah 42:45
- Be Thankful 48:50
- Salah is a tool 55:58
Slides of the presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/MirzaYawarBaig/salah-2018-the-proof-of-our-iman-by-mirza-yawar-baig/
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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Philomena even mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira on cathedra from
Allah will learn how to manage shaytani r Rajim James Miller
super Hanna lady hora de la isla Mina el mas de Ville hora de la masa de de la casa el el Merci de de la casa de Baraka Hola Hola, Maria, who Mina Tina, in who was me or ba si
nos Valentine said in the first Ayat of Surah Surah, also known as sort of the Bani Israel
glorified and pure. How do you translate the words of hand
in all the superlative meanings of that
is the one who took his slave who took his abs Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
mineral Masjid al haram lol mestiza AXA from mosquito haram to masrizal Aqsa Allah de Vaca Hola Hola, Maria homina Tina
muchas de roxa Allah subhanaw taala described what is Masuda Lhasa, Allah said this is the one which and the surroundings of which have been purified by Allah subhanho wa barakato. There is Baraka in that in that must be done in the surroundings of the
plenary linaria hoomin ayah Tina, so that we may show him our signs in the hobo serial bus here. Verily, He is the one who is a semi world boss. He is the one who hears everything and who sees everything.
I begin with this ayah l Karima of the surah because this is the opening.
And this is the door through which is greatest gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and through him to his oma, which is which is the Salah. This is the door through which that gift came
Rasul Allah Allah Salam was taken, this is not a ban on marriage in Israel. So I'm not going to talk about the details of that. But Allah subhanho wa Taala took Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam on a multi dimensional tour
from one dimension to another dimension to another dimension, from one heaven to another heaven to another heaven, the actual details of which are known only to Allah subhanho wa Taala della della
rasulillah salam was taken to this on this tour, and then eventually at the end of that, he was presented before Allah subhanho wa Taala illegal
and then whatever happened between the abdomen is robbed Jalla Jalla, who only his Rob and only the, to whom it happens, happened. No.
We know what we have been told. And what we have been told is that Allah subhanho wa Taala then said to him, and gave him this gift of appearing of the right to appear in the Darbar in the court. And in the presence, the glorified Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala 50 times a day.
Divide 24 hours by that and you get about every 30 minutes
50 times a day bit more than that, because that's 48
to another two times, every 30 minutes. And then we know the details of the rest of it also how Musa alayhis salam advised Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the consequence of that advice and eventually, it was this
honor and privilege of appearing in the giroir of Allah subhanho wa Taala was reduced in number alone to five times a day.
But it is the Shan and the glory and the magnificence of Myra Jalla gelato that what he gives it does not take away. So he said they will appear in my server five times a day what they will give but they will get the reward of appearing 50 times a day
because the original thing was 50 times a day.
This my brothers and sisters is the
The essence of Salah
Salah is not a burden at all of course, Salah is a fourth, but I would like to say even that Salah is not even to be seen as a fourth, Salah is to be seen as the greatest honor and privilege that we could possibly get.
And that is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called the Salah, El Mirage. He said this is the mirror of the moment.
The Mirage Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was when he went on this journey.
The Mirage of the moment is when he stands before his robe geladeira
in the masjid or wherever he stands
and that is the reason why it also relies on a solemn said in other hobbies that when the slave makes two jewels on the earth, He is actually making such that before the throne, the earth of Israel geladeira
This is the real value of Salah, Salah is the conversation between Allah subhanho wa Taala and his
Salah is the place where you talk to Allah subhana wa then you say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
I begin In the name of Allah subhana wa Jalla delallo who is
beneficent and merciful.
At the peak of beneficence and mercy
Alhamdulillah Europe Baylor, I mean, all praise all thanks
to Allah subhanho wa Taala geladeira who is Rabbul aalameen He is the Creator he is the Sustainer he is the mentor. He is the owner he is the provider for not just for you and me and me for all of creation all that we know and all that we don't know.
Rahman r Rahim
Who is he?
A rock man.
The same wasn't the same form as Joanne
Extremely hungry superduper extremely hungry, extremely thirsty extremely angry.
But what is the
within quotes the problem of any extreme the peak
the problem of a peak is a peak doesn't stay forever. Peak always declines
you're extremely hungry until until you get the first morsel of food your stomach doesn't have to fill
if there was a meter that you could attach to see which showed you the the intensity of hunger
then even if you had been hungry for three four days absolutely starving peak of hunger
and you start eating You haven't eaten your stomach is not fooled you just ate one morsel of food there will be a dip in the peak yes
Same thing with the same thing with anger if you are extremely angry absolutely insane with anger but the moment somebody says I am extremely sorry Please forgive me comes down may not come down completely.
But you are just now willing to slaughter that person with a blunt knife but Okay, now I'll use a sharp knife. Not a blunt knife.
Pick always comes down. But what are the last words are rahmanir rahim? What is Rahim? Same was the same form as Jamil Karim.
you're not beautiful? One day and next day you become ugly no
Allah Masha Allah except for you know accidents and so on. May Allah protect us but otherwise
it maintains over time.
Our Rahmani Raheem is the peak of mercy which remains forever. doesn't come down.
urashima pika mercy Rahim that mercy remains forever.
And who is this urahara Maliki omit the mean? He's the one before whom we are going to go.
He is the Owner of the Day of Judgment.
He is the King on the Day of Judgment. liberal Molko yo Lila Hill haha. This was set in that place. But the beginning Allah did not cry the
conversation between the abbot and Dora
Allah is introducing himself. I am a Rahmani. Raheem, I am the owner of the Day of Judgment so my slave when you come before me, don't worry.
Don't worry you're coming before the one whose Mercy is not exceeded by anybody.
There is no one and nothing that can be more merciful that Allah Subhana Allah This is the one you are going to come before
our Rahmani Raheem Maliki
and then what is the slave say conversation has to be two way right.
So what is the safe say?
He gunnebo a canister
only you I worship.
Only you I asked for help.
Why is he saying that?
He's saying that and he's being taught to say this because this is the caliber of Allah subhanaw taala
and reiterate his connection with his Rob jelajah Hello.
Who are you? I am yours.
Yella yours I belong to you
I don't worship anybody else I was only you
I don't ask anyone else asked only you.
Like give me because I am asking you
give me because I don't ask anybody else.
Give me because only you can give
and give. What
if he didn't tell Mr. T pre.
Show me the way to the path of steadfastness.
Allah did not tell us to say in the NASA local general No. Well, we asked you for Jenna know the path of steadfastness.
That path leads to journey.
But this life is a journey.
Journey is the destination.
Allah tala is teaching us to ask for the right path because only that path will take us to Jannah to the right destination. And that path is the path of steadfastness Serato was the key
and to be able to stay on that path with is the comet
This is what we have to ask for.
is in a Serrano story.
And then we call this the
further explanation. What is your uncle Mr. Kane? sirata levina naantali him Vidal modo de la mala Bo Li.
What is this path of steadfastness, the path of those who received your pleasure,
who received your enam
who received your blessings.
further explanation, not the path of those who earned your displeasure, your anger,
not the path of those who were misguided or misled and who went astray, whoever they might be, usually translate that as Jews and Christians. But I submit to you that Allah subhanaw taala could have said, Giovanna surah
Allah does not have to speak in riddles and say something and expect us to find our meanings.
Allah did not say Oh, the wrong one or sir. Allah said those who have incurred Allah anger could be anybody, including Muslims.
And those who are misguided or who went astray can be anyone including Muslims.
There is no guarantee that just because you said Laila heilala or just because you were born in a Muslim home or just because you call yourself a Muslim, that you are guaranteed that you will never go astray. No.
And that is the reason why we need to be careful with ourselves and with the kinds of decisions we take and with the kinds of things we do. Our actions and and our
choices must be made intelligently.
This is Allah. This is what happens when you stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala you're standing
before you arrived jell o jell O, and you are speaking to him, and obviously when you are speaking to him, You are asking him for that most important and critical thing, which spells the difference between General jahannam, which spells the difference between everlasting
pleasure and everlasting happiness and everlasting happiness and pain.
This is Salah.
And this was the gift that was given to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
and through him, this is the gift given to his oma
the ability to connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala five times a day, compulsorily. And then as many times a day as they wish, there is no number limiting the number of Navarre fields that you can play any time of the day or night except the prohibited times. You can play as many number field as you like, Allah subhanaw taala has not put a condition on the amount of novels that you can play.
My brother and sisters This is this whole class inshallah we will have totally four sessions to two sessions today and two sessions tomorrow is focused on this most important of elements of our deed and that's why I've titled it Salah the proof of argument, because Salah is the proof that we are Muslim.
When we say la ilaha illAllah when we How do you enter Islam and Islam by the, by accepting the Shahada into Shahada Mashallah Allah Allah Allah illallah wa shawanna Muhammad Rasulullah
So, what do you do?
You believe that in your heart, you say that with your tongue and you act on it?
Does it will call
Melissa Who am I with our car?
What is in our heart We know Allah subhanaw taala knows what is on our tongue inshallah, we can all say that and say now so that inshallah We ask Allah subhanaw taala to be witness. So, repeat after me eyeshadow La ilaha illallah
wa shawanna Muhammad Rasulullah
Alhamdulillah So, we have said it without now what is the Amal will be wrong what is what are the actions with our hands and feet?
This applies to all the actions of a person, all of which must be in obedience to the the orders of Allah subhanaw taala and the tsunamis are seldom but primarily are first and foremost it applies to Salah
wizard, there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanho wa Taala shadow Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, there is no one worthy of worship except Allah.
And we proved that by doing what? By worshiping Allah.
So if you have somebody who said Laila, hi Lola and then the other one is called Hara Salah, but the person does not go for Salah, then where is the proof of the month
and that is the reason why
rasulillah salam, we look at all the Hadees and so on in the course of this of this lecture, but nevertheless Elam said this, and all the Sahaba are agreed upon, that a person who deliberately refuses to pray.
I'm not going into the nuances of what, what what constitutes deliberate refusal, but you know, and I know what it means. So somebody who does not pray, who deliberately refuses to pray has exhibited Islam, the person is no longer a Muslim.
And if that person dies, the person has died without demand.
He has not died as a Muslim, she has not died as a Muslim, if that person has left salah
and therefore we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to appreciate this great gift that Allah subhanaw taala gave us and to not just fulfill that as an obligation, but to use that as leverage to use that in the best form that we can use it.
So what is Allah as I meant, as I mentioned before, Salah is an honors Allah is the key to Jenna, and Salah most importantly is a reminder of our meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala dilijan
that one day we will stand before Allah.
We remember that at least five times a day when we stand before Allah subhanaw taala Salah is like a course correction. You know if you are you take a
Guided Missile for example. Right, so what happens to a guided missile, you don't just press a button and it goes as it is going. The server's keep correcting the course. So it goes a little bit to right bring it back a little bit as well bring it back and up and down and so on, so that it finally hits the target that it's supposed to hit this Salah five times a day is that course correction, whatever I may have done between father and Zohar. In czar I correct my course I make my job I ensure that I'm on the right path and then from door to Azur. I do that, quite apart from the fact that Allah seldom said Allah Subhana Allah forgives the sins between one salah and the other
Salah so hamdulillah we are also forgiven those sins, but more importantly is that Salah is the reminder and Salah is the course correction for us, between the
two of us.
My brothers sisters, I remind myself when you that Allah subhana wa Taala created us for a purpose
which he described when he said Omar Salah puja novoline sila de Abu Al Azhar, I have created the jinn and the mankind for nothing other than that they may worship me.
So the purpose of creation, the reason why we exist is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the way to worship, this is the beauty of Islam. Allah subhanaw taala did not say I created the gene and the answer to worship me. And after that Allah subhanaw taala did not leave us to figure out how to worship Him and invent our own ways. So it's not as if somebody is you know, singing a song or she or a Cavalli or something saying this is worship of Allah another person is spinning like a like a top or something saying this is worship of Allah. Another person is doing something else saying this is the worship of Allah know, Allah subhanaw taala specifically described and showed us what is the way in which he prefers to be worshipped in nany and Allah Allah Allah Allah
Anna Bodine, Aki Salatin is decree Vickery.
Allah subhanaw taala said to musala Sara the ayah which are there, verily I am Allah La Ilaha Illa Anna, nobody has the right to be worshipped except me. So worship me, who Akemi salata, Lizzy Cree and established the salah for my sequel,
you know, there is a protocol whenever you meet some great person and especially this applies even more importantly, in our world, when you are meeting royalty or when you are meeting nowadays is not so much in presidents and prime ministers because they come and go but royalty is kind of the whole elaborate procedure when you when you meet a king or a queen, and so on and so forth.
So you are and you are briefed in advance. This is what you must do when you meet the king. In 2010, I was invited to speak at the International Conference and as part of that, we were invited to a banquet in the in the Royal Palace in Mena. And I met King Abdullah Rahim Allah He passed away. And so before we went in there, we were told this is how you will meet the king. This is what you will say, you can't go there and hug the king and say hi nice man. Nice to meet you or something. There's a procedure, the Bible because you're meeting the king so there's a protocol of process. Now Salah is that process Allah you're going to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala lol I'm done. I'm not comparing
Allah subhanaw taala to this king or that kick. I'm saying that just to illustrate that. So the Al Salah is the way in which Allah subhanho wa Taala prefers to be worshipped. And that is what we are doing. So not only are we worshiping Allah subhanaw taala obviously, if you are worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. The question in the mind of any intelligent person would be that I am worshiping Allah, how do I know I'm not like this? How do I know Allah prefers this form of worship? I just thought about this, I dreamt it I invented it. But you know, is it really acceptable? Or not? You would ask this question. But in the case of Salah, we don't have to ask this question. Because this
form of worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala was taught by Allah subhana wa Jalla to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and therefore, we know that this is the way which Allah taught is the result of Salah. Therefore, obviously this is the way in which he
refers to be worshipped and therefore it is something that we do with confidence in Sharla.
Salah is also a meter Salah is a means by which we can judge ourselves.
The Salah is something it's not just, you know turaga you go to the masjid you pray and you go off and then the rest of the rest of my life is mine. I do whatever I want. If it is my business, I run it anyway. I like if it is my
My home I run it anyway I like if it's whatever I'm doing you know i do i do it anyway I like that is not true. Salah is a meter which also tells me what I am doing whether this is something that Allah Subhana Allah likes or not.
Allah Zulu ma la camisa kitabi waka Sala in salata, tan ha Anil fascia evil Moncure
Allah Allah says in Surah angebote Tunisia Salah visa recite Obama's Allah Salam what has been revealed to you of the Quran and establish a Salah, verily the Salah prevents a person from alpha, which is all forms of shamelessness, all forms of sins, and well munkar and all things which are rebellious and wicked deeds.
There was one of the Sahaba there was a man who used to come to Visa Center
very regularly. And then for a period he didn't turn up so soon as as soon as somebody said, Where is this man? He always comes?
Where's he gone? So this is Allah, he's ashamed to come before you.
So now that I've said why, they said, Well, you know, he has fallen into bad ways and he's doing things which which he should not be doing so he now feels shy to come before you. As soon as there is an answer has he left Salah. They said no. He prays that he said, Tell him to stay with Salah, tell him to establish Salah, tell him never to leave Salah.
So they conveyed it to the man.
And after some days the man came into the presence of his hustle
and he made Toba
and he said he also like I took your advice and then the Salah did what the sun is supposed to do which is keeps me away from harsh I will monka think about that. You know if you have prayed Salah to Asia
after that Salah Felicia, if you now go and sit in a Ghana party or you know a dance party or some God knows what disco
What does it say about your Salah?
What can I sir Did you pray?
No. Isn't it true?
What did you just know? You stood before Allah subhanaw taala
you had this conversation with Allah subhanho wa Taala you remember your akhira
and then you go and you do the opposite of what Allah subhanaw taala ordered you to do.
So what does it say? What is the law
so obviously if your Salah is good then what will the Salah do
after Salah Galicia whichever Salah it is now the the opportunity comes the invitation comes Come with me here Come with me there is no law what's going to happen to that place?
Oh nothing Please tell me what is going to happen in that place.
And they tell you what do you do? You say look let me advise you
don't do this
don't do this because you are challenging Allah subhanho that don't do that.
There is no no but you know we made all the arrangements everything okay fine, no problem. I am not coming
because I just prayed
and if Allah gives me life tomorrow morning, I have to grace another father. So when I spend my night is doing Hara
the next morning what phase will I have to start before?
This is what Salah does Salah protects you Salah is protection is Alhamdulillah no problem. I have prayed Salah I am not going to disobey Allah subhanaw taala I just said he aka Buddha gonna say Oh Allah I am yours. If I am yours Can I do something against your order?
So either I'm yours or I'm not yours. So if I'm not yours no problem. There is no shortage of real estate in general Jana
so pick your press.
But if I'm yours
that I am not going to do something with you have prohibited no matter who gives me what spin on it. That's not my problem. I will not do that which Allah has vibrated has finished.
This is what Sarah's Salah is therefore, protection.
Salah is the pledge
Salah is the connection. I already mentioned this to Iraq and we are gonna state
the question to ask yourself at that time, the question I have to ask myself is what
The level and state of my man
when I am saying we're gonna we're gonna stay in when I am saying Allah Subhana Allah, I am yours, you alone we worship you alone we ask for help.
Is that really true?
What is the meaning of worship?
One meaning of worship of course is to make ruco and pseudos and so on and so forth before Allah subhanaw taala we make this before Allah subhanaw taala we do not do this to anything else to idols and so on.
But the other meaning of worship,
which is equally important, is obedience to Allah subhanaw taala worship is obedience
and there are several DeLisle in the Quran. With regard to worship.
One of the best of them is from zirkel for Carlos Ramirez, Taka Allahu Allah
of antetokounmpo alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam Have you not seen those? who worship their desires? Who have taken their desires as their God as their ILA.
So, worship the desire means what
does it mean that the person is putting a keyboard in front and making sense of that? What does it mean the person is putting a bottle of whiskey there and making soup No. worshiping desire means to obey the desire
in opposition to obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the worship of the desire
and Allah subhanaw taala disliked that so much that Allah subhanaw taala prohibited Rasul Allah is Allah is Allah to seek forgiveness for people who worship their desires, Allah is saying to themselves Allah, are you going to intercede for such people?
Can you imagine this we may think about it The problem is what shatter does is shaitan puts a sugar coating on the pill
shape and prevents us from doing good in two ways. One, Chetan makes you choose something of less value over something of higher value.
Right, two things,
something of less value over something of higher value. And the second one thing he does is Shelton makes a something which is serious look like it is not so serious.
Meaning something which is seriously bad shape and makes it look as not not so serious. Let me give you an example.
Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala gave me the topic all of you are sitting here
but I happen to know that there is a sale going on in one of the very nice designer stores in the city.
Tell me if you go and with your halaal income if you go to this designer store. And if you browse around and you find you know some nice clothes for yourself or it's a woman store so it's for for your wife, your mother sister, whoever right. So if you do halaal income if you go to that place and if you spend some money and you buy these clothes, is it halal or haram? Is it permissible or not permissible?
permissible Of course hamdulillah nothing wrong. Not only is it permissible let me go a step further and therefore encourage all the men here to go and buy nice clothes for your wives is that if you are spending this money inshallah allow money to buy some good stuff and good designer stuff for your wife, this is Sokka so you're doing a good deed Allah will reward you for it, no problem.
But same time you have a choice of coming to a Masjid
and sitting in the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala understanding the value of Salah.
So you've got now two to halaal objectives I went to both of them are Allah hamdulillah
but which has more value than the other.
This is a no brainer.
For anyone who has a brain.
There are no brainers for people who have no brains.
In the designers story, I'm sure you spend some money 100 Allah, Allah will give you a reward inshallah.
But when you are sitting in the budget to engage the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala every second you are getting the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala every second you are getting a reward.
being multiplied, you are in the in the house of Allah, you are in the presence of mala ik of angels
and this is being recorded.
In your Amal and then first Guney as Kulasekara said, You make my Vicar I will make your seeker so when you are making Vicar of Allah Subhana Allah is mentioning you by name on his Earth
he's not doing that to the person who's in the store
and Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said the best of places on the face of the earth is the masjid and he said the worst of places is the marketplace. Now when he said the worst of places in the marketplace, does he mean to marketplace? Does he mean the liquor shop? No.
He's talking about the halaal marketplace. Why would they not be mentioned the hora marketplace in the first place because you're not supposed to go there anyway.
Among the halaal things, this is the worst
go there if you have to go there go there if you have to buy something go buy something but you know treat it like since I have to go
this is the spin that shaitan puts on things
so since he can't make you do something which is openly haram what he does is he takes you to someplace which has got minimal reward in exchange for someplace which has got maximum reward
you have two choices either I can praise I'm not talking about not praying not praying is out of Islam I'm talking I'm talking about praying but my choices I pray at home or I go to the masjid
chances are no prob get
here right now next to the bed nice masala and so on. So,
isn't about the budget that how do you pray No.
But when you get to the masjid, it is 27 times the reward not 27% 27 times the reward.
And as I always say, all of this counting is for us to understand Allah subhanaw taala will reward in his own way.
Now the value of this 27 times we will realize when we start before a gala dinner, oh, when the scales are up there, then we will understand what is the meaning of 27 What is the meaning of one?
So this is one way and this is as I said the second way in which I thought deceives is he takes something which is bad and evil, and he puts a covering on it and he said is not so bad. It's okay.
Please don't fool yourself.
My brother and sisters, we five times a day we are reminded of the fact that one day we will stand before Allah subhanaw taala
a group of people came with us Allah
and they said Yasser Allah, when is the day of judgment.
And in that group of people, there was a young boy, you got several of these guys here. bellaria Ali, okay, man, all right, y'all like five years old, and so on, so forth.
So there was one kid with them. So these people came and said, jasola, when will the Day of Judgment be established?
Rosalyn pointed to that child and said, If Allah subhanaw taala gives him a long life, the day of judgment will be established for all of you before he dies.
Meaning that all of you will die before this good because if Allah gives him a long life, then all the older ones would have gone.
So when is our day of judgment,
not the only normal aka whenever it happens. That is of course there's no doubt about that. But my day of judgment is the day when Monaco mouth comes for me.
That is why we call it
the small gamma.
But small compared to the big one, not small for the one to whom it is happening. Believe me.
That is the reminder five times a day and that is why this is a protection. The one who consciously remembers the Day of Judgment five times a day Believe me, that person cannot go wrong that person cannot commit a sin. That person cannot do something which is wrong because he's standing over Allah subhanaw taala five times a day.
Salah is not whenever we feel like doing Salah is at its fixed time. That is why Allah subhanaw taala said in the salata cannot Allah movie Nikita makuta Verily, the Salah is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. So therefore praying at its correct time, this is absolutely essential.
Think about this. Obviously there is a beginning time and an ending time of the Salah so you can pray in that time and at any time there is not haram to great
A little bit later but
the question is a question of attitude.
Ask yourself this question Allah subhanaw taala said in the surah for a lil mousseline, and Athena whom and Surah himsa, who
Allah said woe to those mousseline woe to those who pray a curse on those who pray
he's not saying the gods on those who don't pray thing a curse on those who pray who do what who delay their Salah
Why is that?
Think about that why is that I can understand it is a curse on those who don't pray Well here is somebody who is rejecting Salah on understand here I'm praying
this applies to those people. It doesn't apply to somebody who you are not able to pray at the right time and therefore you know you you are now when can I pray when can I pray and then immediately you can pray you pray as soon as you are able to pray hamdulillah inshallah, there is no problem with that. I am talking about those people who delay Salah deliberately and watching a football match time for Salah Hara Allah Allah Allah here the other time for Salah zapper is an old Allah is bad finish last moments you know this is the game ball.
Or some other thing like this.
People say about
putting a cage on the
This attitude is an attitude of disdain and disrespect for Allah subhanho wa Taala delusional and that's why I was saying that if this is your attitude, then
curse on such people were to such people who have this attitude towards Salah where they deliberately delayed as if it is something which is unimportant.
The Saba is to run for Salah
I just did the Karana says that rasulillah salam would be sitting with us. And you know we would be laughing and so on and gentle family, you know, being nice to one another.
And then she said he would hear the other and it would be like he does not recognize anybody else.
He would become like a total stranger as if he doesn't recognize us anymore.
As soon as he or the other
because the name of Allah subhanaw taala has been mentioned.
So the focus completely now is on an agenda.
This is the meaning of being careful with the
time of Salah.
Now what is the benefit of Salah
Allah subhanaw taala said guru guru, Guru Li, tofu, yeah.
monastery in ob savasana in Allah Hamas, v swaby.
Allah subhanho wa Taala della della lo said, see the number of benefits.
The most critical the greatest honor of it, Allah subhanaw taala said you remember me I will remember you.
In this yakushi Allah subhanho wa Taala said, when my slave remembers me within himself, I remember him within myself, when my when my slave remembers me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering which is better than his gathering.
First Guney as Coco, you remember me, I remember you. So, the greatest benefit of salah and this does not this is not restricted to Salah alone. This refers to the rigor of Allah subhanho wa Taala in any form that we do. So whether it is simply saying one a la la la la la la la la, or whichever way or sending salatu salam, wa salam which is also bigger, or gatherings like this in sha Allah which are purely and only for the purpose of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala to learn about our Deen all of these kinds of things. And obviously and definitely it includes Salah
the first biggest and greatest honor is that Allah subhanho wa Taala remembers us by name on his arse with the bokhara bone with the greatest of the Malaika who are surrounding the US.
And then Allah subhanaw taala said,
therefore make sure of this be thankful to this and do not be ungrateful, was kurunegala thankful. Be thankful to Allah subhanaw taala and do not be ungrateful.
We need to be thankful to Allah subhanaw taala for so many things, but obviously in this case, the number one thing that we need to be thankful to Allah subhanho data for is the fact that Allah subhanaw taala is
Remembering us, Allah subhanho wa Taala is taking our name. Allah subhanaw taala is remembering us. This is something to be hugely hugely thankful to Allah subhanaw taala for what does this actually mean tell me it means Tell me something if somebody whose name has been taken by Allah subhanho wa Taala on is Ash
is that person wanting to go into Janna
obviously provided the person remains on his lap remains on EMR and dies in a state of Mr. Insha. Allah must and we have every hope from Allah subhanaw taala that this person whose name Allah subhanaw taala would have taken on his Earth and this is not my construction of I you know, figure to my imagination, I didn't cook up the story. This is what Allah subhanaw taala himself has said in the Quran and in
such a person is that person going to go into Ghana know insha Allah that person will be forgiven inshallah, this person will get definitely go to Georgia. This is the value of one Salah
one acre of Allah Subhana
so what must we do?
We are grateful to Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah Taku and then second benefit. Yeah, you're living in a monastery you know, with somebody or Salah or you believe take the help of summer and Salah
yes true salah and all its honor and glory and benefit on the Day of Judgment after I die but today I have a need today I have something that I need.
I need the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala no matter what must I do Allah subhanaw taala said make your full effort and then stand in Salah.
ask Allah Subhana
Allah Xena monastery you know is there you know mean meaning take these the anesthetic the help of the surgery or salah
and then Allah subhanaw taala says something which is even more wonderful in Allah masala did not say take the help of sufferance, Allah I will give you what you need know
if Allah subhanaw taala said had said take the help of sovereign salah and I will give you what you need, I will fulfill your need. inshallah. This is good. hamdulillah but Allah did not say that Allah said Verily Allah is with the sovereign, Allah is with you.
I've said this many times before there is a huge is a world of difference
between the king saying I will give you what you need, and the same King saying I am with you.
I will give you what you need is restricted to what you need.
But when the king says I am with you, there is no restriction.
The restriction is the power and boundary of the kings might and wealth and power and authority. In the case of Allah subhanho wa Taala
molecule hakgala ella hi la hora bhullar she'll Karim. There is no limit to his treasures. There is no limit to his father. There is no limit to his power. There is no limit to his authority. There's no limit to what he can do.
We have annamaya Shah waiuku Marine,
he can order anything he wants. He can do whatever he likes.
And this one is a in Allaha masabi in Allah Hamas Avi allama sorry, it was enough no in Allah Hamas a very,
very really and truly and surely Allah subhanaw taala is with the people who have summer.
brothers sisters is very, very important for us to be thankful and to continuously thank Allah subhanaw taala and this is what really and surely and truly we must do when we stand in Salah. The first thing that we should do before we make the knee of the salah and so on is to thank Allah subhana wa jal hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen Allah you gave me the tofik you gave me the ability, you gay, you taught me how to do it. You created a place for me where I can do this in safety.
Think about all those countries where literally a Muslim has to play with his life to offer to rock out of Salah.
If a man has a beard is thrown into prison.
If a woman is wears the hijab is thrown into prison.
I'm not fantasizing. There are countries like this in the world.
As we speak, there are countries like this one in this world. Where if a Muslim fast on Amazon is thrown into prison.
If a person goes to the masjid, he goes to jail.
Yet they go to the masjid. Yet the women wear hijab yet the men try to keep their baby
As far as possible, yet they follow the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Alhamdulillah you and I live in a place where
not only is there no punishment for following the deen of Allah subhanaw taala you get the if you do the right thing, people the right thinking people, the good people actually praise you.
But your problem is that praise has no value for you.
Seriously, ask yourself this question.
That praise has no value for you. the praise of good people has no value for you.
You want the brains of those who are dissuaded to Allah subhanaw taala. So you go and you shave your beard, then you take off your jobs and you won't pray on time and you do all kinds of nonsense. To get the praise of all those cool people.
The place to be cool is on the Day of Judgment, not here.
What is the good of being cooled here and being very hot there?
Please get to get get these priorities right?
I've said this a million times before no matter what you do, you will always have friends. Friends, don't go away. No matter what you do.
If you wake up one morning lying drunk in your own vomit in a drain there will be somebody who will be your friend because he also will be lying next to you in the same orbit.
Because both of you got drunk together the previous night.
And if you wake up in the morning and you stand praying in the masjid, you will also have somebody standing there praying with you. Because you have those friends. Also, you will have friends no matter what you do. Don't you think drug addicts have friends? We got plenty of that's how you get into drugs in the first place because of friends. Do you think people who smoke cigarettes are friends? Don't you think people who are fornicating? And who are you know dancing all night or word drunk or thieves? Don't you think thieves are friends? Our entire parliament is valneva
everybody's got friends. Your question is what kind of friends do you want? What kind of friends are beneficial to you think about that.
Don't just just friends.
Look for people who are good in this world and who will take you with them when they go on the Day of Judgment they will be or they will still remain your friends.
And that's why we must tanglers vanita for good company for the ability to worship him for the opportunity to worship Him. So when you stand for Salah hanga was rather unreliable army, Allah you gave me the opportunity to pray and then you make your near that and you pray.
And as we see from the size of Sofia Rahim, Allah subhanaw taala surveys Boko ly in Chicago to La zanaco wanna Inca for caminada Villa de and remember when you're up, proclaimed and announced that if you give thanks if you are thankful, I will give you more of my blessings. We pray and we thank Allah subhanaw taala in sha Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us more Hojo and more concentration and dedication in the next Salah the savasana he says How do I know if if a good action of mine has been accepted
and observed if Alice varta likes an action of yours, he will give you the V to do it again.
So Alhamdulillah you praise advisor in the masjid unless rather like that so it gives you opportunity to praise Allah also in the budget he likes that it gives you as as also the budget or hamdulillah the Sahaba used to take this as a meter.
Another difference between us and the Sahara there are millions of differences but one of the differences is that they never did things mechanically.
Robotic no thoughtfully
we hear this harissa very sedative Allah accepts a deed he will give you the trophy do that again. Right. So now what happens I prayed the local version of the masjid but your time I could not go to the module.
So what must I do?
What do we do normally? You do nothing? Yeah, okay. So it happened? No joint endeavor. So it didn't happen. What actually happened?
What actually should happen is we should get worried to say why is it that I did not get the trophy to praise Kratos or in the masjid, when the prophets Allah Allah said he will accept one Salah he will give you the opportunity to do the same thing again. If you accept one sadaqa if you accept one good deed applies to all good deeds, he will give you the opportunity to do that same good deed again, I did not get the opportunity the second time so that means maybe my previous one something was wrong with it. So immediately I make the yz alive. I am you know, caught
Right and I'm ashamed of this and please forgive me and please allow me into your house.
This is what this hour used to do.
Doesn't matter as Alan said, If guests come to your house, Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased he was that guest your house, he people will come to your place they will eat with you and so on. And so what is Baraka for you, Sam, I used to come to us I live in Toronto, and Arizona three days have passed no guest has come is Allah displeased with me. What did I do wrong?
Dean was a living thing for them.
It was not a dead bunch of rituals that you know you finish this class. Goodbye now I know I am king of my own life. No. It was a living thing. They used it. That is why they had power. That is why they had power. There is a reason why when something when they wanted something, they have students Allah and Allah subhanaw taala and they would get it. Salah was the to
Allah said, Ask and take the help of Salah Alhamdulillah I've got I've got an issue. I stand and make Raka salah and I pray to Allah. I ask Allah Subhana Allah give me this.
I mentioned his story many times before but the beautiful stories
as a hobby game to game back from the masjid.
And that will
get us some food. She said there's nothing in the house.
So what does he do? He goes back to the
he makes he comes back home
and he asked his wife has anything comes you know? Nothing.
Now what does he do? He goes back to the budget
he goes back to the budget
he brings another dog
make some more
now when he comes back his wife says something strange is happening.
He said what
she said the
the motor you know
what you grind grain with these two grand barley with this. So it's two stones which you move like this. So she said that thing is moving by itself. And there is barley flour, which is coming out of it.
These are people who are the man she didn't freak out and run. She said oh good hunger Allah is giving us
so what did she do? She said, geez, or what did you do? And she said, Whatever we had in the house or whatever, utensils or containers while they're in the house, I feel all of them. But this is not stopping this keeps going.
So this Avi
Avi No, these are the end of the day they are human beings.
So like any other man, you know, men are mechanical more. So he wanted to see the mechanics of how does this work?
So he went to try to open it up to see why it stopped.
But imagine his state.
So he ran to Mr. Salah
said What happened? He said jasola this is what happened when I made and there was no food in the house.
And I came to the masjid I made dua and this is what happened to me. Now he says what do you do? He said no I so I opened that thing to see.
If you had lifted if you had not touched it, that thing would have ground and flower would have come out of it till the Day of Judgment.
I'm not talking about Jenna. I'm not talking about you know, I am talking about your daily things what you need on a daily basis.
And has been Malaga Delano.
There was a man who owed him some money.
So this man came he owed him the money for a long, long time. He didn't pay it back and so on and so on and has also never asked him. Finally one day the man came to him and he said, I don't have the money but I have this piece of land which is in such a place. So I'm giving you that as payment for what I owe you know.
Then he called his servant and he said go see this land is wherever the land was right in some Boondocks. in Medina, he said go see the land. The man went there he saw that and he said, we came back and he said this place is barren. There is nothing there it just flat land and dry like a bone. Nothing will grow there
to sell an asset which
he prayed to Allah. He made
and he said to the man goes to the Lanigan.
The bar when he came back he said this is very strange isn't what he said it has rained exactly on your lunch.
He said all around his drive.
He said rain is only on your land and there is a depression is filled up with water.
You know today to ask these stories, they seem strange.
But remember one thing
the number is the same, the Kitab is the same. The heavens are the same, the Earth is the same. The laws that govern all of this are the same. The only thing which has changed is these hands.
The hands of the Sahaba were never raised in the disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala and that is why when they were raised to ask Allah, Allah gives it
the tongues of the Sahaba were never they never spoke anything which was against the orders of Allah Subhana Allah and that is why when they asked Allah Subhana Allah Allah gave them
May Allah forgive us today? We speak against Allah subhanho wa Taala
we act against Allah subhanho wa Taala Our hands are raised in oppression, our answer is to do wrong things.
And then when we ask Allah subhanaw taala visa was not accepted, how will we How will it be accepted me?
You just prove that you are not obedient to Allah subhanaw taala insha Allah May Allah accept your door anyway, I mean, I'm not standing in the way of your dog, your dog doesn't go through me. ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept your order irrespective of anything but my point is I am explaining to you the rules. And the rules are what the rules are that the advice of those who are obedient are the drugs which are accepted.
Except our which of course, no matter how disobedient you are you make the violence run into inshallah we'll accept this. However, that's a different discussion. So I'm not going into the detail of that now. But as far as the rest of it is concerned,
doulas are accepted by people who are obedient. Therefore, we need to correct ourselves and change ourselves and show that we do things which are in keeping with the order the Velociraptor last slide before we
break for another five minutes. inshallah
I want you to I have mentioned all of these things to you before, but just as a reminder, I want you to reflect and think about these four things. Number one, do you really need Salah?
What do you think?
Ask yourself seriously, is when do I really need Salah? And when you say need?
Do you need it as badly as you need food? Or do you need it as badly as you need?
If I keep you hungry,
shortly we are going to break and you know we have provari when you're going to have to empty and, and and snacks and stuff. But I'm saying supposing we keep you hungry for all day
there is a need for food you will feel hungry and so on and so forth.
But supposing I asked for a bucket of water and then I deployed inside that and I wanted to how long will you keep it there?
And what will you What will you start doing for the food at the most you might moan and groan and gamble and so on and so forth what is really do, but there if you had is stuck under water and somebody is holding it down, you will know you can scream obviously but you will kick and bite and god knows what you will do because it's a matter of death. You are dying, you're seeing death.
So when you say you need Salah, what is the magnitude of that need? What is the level of that need? Ask yourself this question.
Number two is do we really understand the value of 27 times and talking about praying in the masjid as opposed to praying at home?
When you say 27 times do you really understand the value of this what is what is the meaning of 27 times? Number three is do we see Salah as a burden to be discharged?
One of my shoes was to say see the beauty of this?
He used to say that if you pray at the end of the prayer, how do you feel?
So I told him I feel relief. He said then your prayer is faulty. Something's wrong with you, sir.
I said Why?
He said who feels the relief?
Who feels a relief? Somebody who has dumped a burden he was carrying weight. He threw it he feels relief.
And this is the beauty of studying with
the right shoe.
You think about this, you have prayed and you feel relief. That means you considered the Salah to be something which was a burden. You got rid of it. Now you feel relief.
The Sahaba used to pray and finish and they would feel regret not relief.
Oh, this is over. When is the next one?
I mentioned this story again many times before even abajo Delano is Abdullah bin Abbas his servant somebody asked him what tell us about the life of your of your master. He said
he waits for one Salah he from one seller to the next he waits for the next salah and in between usage.
He waits from one sir for the next and in between he recites Quran
So was he a hermit sitting in a cave somewhere? No. Abdullah boss was a big time businessman.
He was doing business. He was trading.
They used to make deals. This
is something which most people don't understand. The Sahaba the kind of trade they had,
in today's money was worth billions.
They did the equivalent of what we have now as you know, letters of credit and so on and so forth. They did this across borders, they were they were they were here they were they were trading in Iraq and in Syria and in Yemen and so on. So they were trading across countries. So that is an international trade. And in terms of volume, it was worth billions so they were not talking about some small time. You know, tea shop owner we are talking about people who are doing big time trade.
The caravans of some of them they used to say that one end of the caravan was in one city and the other another caravan was in the other city. I mean, even if you don't take that number literally they had actual caravans which were several 1000 camels not bandits.
Huge things, massive amounts of material was moved from from place to place. And this is what they that's the kind of business they were. Some of them were against it. And some one of them was Abdullah bin Abbas of the lotto, and he what was his routine, what are the seven the seven says used to wait for one Salah is to wait for the next. So you have somebody who prays and he feels a relief. You have somebody who prays and then he feels regret Allah this Salah is finished, I cannot praise Azor again,
when will Assad come? Will I still be alive to prayer or not? Is there a difference between the two?
That is the point.
And third one is the third. The fourth one is do we see the Salah as an honor? Or is this a chore that I have to do?
Is the honor that Allah gave me to come to his presence to come into his house to recite his column.
The very the honor of I my lectures are on reading reading addition for those of you have seen them.
One of the things I say is that when you sit with the Gita mahalo sumatera just sit just look at the Kitab Avalos Raja and said think and wonder, then why is it Allah subhanho wa Taala permitted me even to hold his book in my head? You have not started reading it. You are looking at it is it well Allah gave me Who am I?
Who am I What am I? And Allah gave me the honor of holding his Kitab in his in my hand. This is the actual word of Allah is not a created thing. It is the it is the attribute of Allah subhanaw taala Kalam is a civet is Kalam is of Allah is a symbol of Allah subhanaw taala Allah is allowing me to hold this, Allah is allowing me to read it these words which I am speaking Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah me or Rama Rahmani Raheem, Maliki Ahmed Dean, who actually said these words first, Allah subhanho wa Taala geladeira himself.
Allah did not write this on a piece of paper and you had to do well and say go and read it was of no Allah subhanaw taala spoke the words in a matter in a manner which pleases His Majesty and grace and suits it and developers have heard them and took them and brought them and recited them to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa cibo Salah, the column of Allah is first and foremost the spoken word. It is not the written word, it was later on, captured on paper on on whatever parchments and so on. It was later on it was written down, it was memorized but the word of Allah is the spoken word of Allah subhanaw taala that's why it's not a creative thing.
This is what you are reading. This is what I am reading that consciousness itself when you come into Salah Do we have this consciousness or is our Salah on routine thing we're coming along but you said something's going on.
And hamdulillah whichever we were we pray We ask Allah subhanaw taala to cover our faults and to cover our weaknesses and do to raise our Salah to a level of perfection and to accept this Allah from us insha Allah, but I'm saying they let us try to up our game.
You know really do something to make this more effective for us because what is the sense I mean we are doing it
those who are not doing it doesn't matter but those who are doing it and then you do it in a way which is faulty What sense does it make
so let us try to do our best to inshallah improve the quality of our Salah. We'll take a break now for Salah Allah will carry while he was a big man